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Old 05-10-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Driver/Passenger Shade fuses ???

I have a new/old 2007 34' LaPalma. The passenger shade was run all the way down by a sleeping cat yesterday. I was driving and noticed that my wife wasn't putting it down so I tried to use the Passenger Shade button on my side to put it back up. That didn't work so I tried the Driver side button, which didn't operate my shade either, so I surmised that the cat had blown the shade's fuse.
When I got to our overnight stop I searched the "manual", looked at all the fuses over the bed and those in the fuse block in the outside compartment near the front wheel. No where could I fine a blown fuse, nor mention/label of shade fuses. Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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MisterMo......Mine would often blow if we both operated our shades at the same time. It used a 5amp fuse which I eventually changed to a 7.5. More than likely, the cat held it on as you said and blew the fuse.

Mine is located in that outside run bay under the driver's window, but isn't labeled as the power shade. Monaco does this on many fuses. I eventually bought a small tester that comes with a fuse pack at Pep Boys, Walmart or other auto stores. It's about the size of your thumb and has two adjustable prongs at one end that adjust to the size of large or small fuses. You just touch the prongs to the exposed metal at the rear of the fuses, while they're still in place, and it will tell you if the fuse is good or bad, by lighting a small green LED.

This little tool has come in very handy checking those 50+ fuses in the run bay.
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Old 05-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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We blew the passenger shade fuse when we both hit the shade button at the same time. I couldn't find the fuse but it was going to the shop anyway and I had them change it. I agree with DD that the fuses aren't well labeled. My battery boost fuse went out and I had there is no fuse labeled for it. I had to meter check all the fuses in the bay under the driver to fine it, forget what the label on the fuse was. I'd meter all the fuses in the bay, I'm sure you'll find it there.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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Thanks y'all, found the fuses, replaced the 5 amp with same (didn't have a 7.5, but will soon!). THANKS !!!!
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